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2014/04/18 18:50
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HOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northern Florida said Friday that a man has been charged with killing his young, crying son -- apparently so that he could play video games. Authorities...
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2014/04/17 01:51
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... don't really believe what you're seeing," Wendy Matos said Wednesday. "You just go on autopilot. My niece jumped in, got her out and we started doing CPR." Baby Helena Brochey is one of the...
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2014/04/16 14:32
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An infant is in critical condition days after his mother says she gave birth in an Ocala motel bathtub while on a crack cocaine binge, according to officials. Florida Department of Children and...
2014/04/15 13:35
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SANFORD, Fla. (WFTV) -- Channel 9 Eyewitness News has obtained video of the court hearing where Rachel Fryer was allowed to be reunified with her children before one of them was killed. The hearing...
2014/04/10 17:19
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Tampa Police are looking for a missing infant in need of medical treatment believed to be with her non-custodial father. Police detectives are working to locate Victoria Smith for the Florida...
2014/04/09 23:51
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... A little more than a month after 2-year-old twins were pulled from the bottom of a community pool in Sunrise, another South Florida family is reeling from an eerily similar tragedy, this time with...
2014/04/09 12:31
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The state on Tuesday reduced the charges for the mother accused of driving her children into the ocean off Daytona Beach to attempted second-degree murder. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, was originally charged...
2014/04/08 21:31
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The father of the 15-year-old boy whose foot was severed when he tried to jump on a moving train tells Channel 4 he is heartbroken and frustrated. According to Jacksonville police, Jayson Ahrens...
2014/04/08 18:33
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An Orlando woman was jailed this week after authorities say she left two children alone, including one who was found crying on the sidewalk late Monday. Jennifer Mello, 21, was charged with two...
2014/04/07 21:31
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The 15-year-old boy whose foot was severed after trying to hop a train Saturday night on the Northside was in surgery Monday, according to the director of the group home where he lived. Police say...
2014/04/07 14:36
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The first-degree murder trial of accused family killer Mesac Damas likely won't start until 2015 at the earliest, lawyers said Monday in the first court hearing since Damas was sent to a state mental...
2014/04/04 16:26
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The State Attorney's Office announced on Friday it will seek the death penalty against the Sanford mother accused of killing her 2-year-old and then burying her in Putnam County. Rachel Fryer, 42, is...
2014/04/04 10:12
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Updated: Friday, April 4 2014, 05:02 AM CDTCRESTVIEW, Fla. (WPMI) A 3-year-old Crestview boy kidnapped during a supervised visit with his parents last month has been found safe. Tips led Crestivew...
2014/04/02 23:50
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The Florida House has given tentative approval to a state budget of $75.3 billion, including about $500 million in tax cuts. The House is expected to vote Thursday. The Senate’s plan, also likely to...
2014/04/02 22:30
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Child welfare in Florida is at a critical juncture and it is essential that our response to the shocking revelations of far too many child deaths is timely, intelligent and comprehensive. Gov. Rick...
2014/04/02 18:15
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A 42-year-old blind man was arrested after, according to Orange County sheriff's deputies, he punched a girl in the face and bit her ear during a violent outburst. David Castrofelipe was arrested...
2014/04/02 01:03
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At a court hearing Dec. 9, three weeks after child-welfare workers returned Rachel Fryer's four children to her, lawyers for all the key players in their foster-care case were gathered in front of...
2014/04/02 00:50
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TALLAHASSEE — Rick Scott signed four bills Tuesday that will keep the most violent sexual offenders locked up longer and close loopholes in a law that allows the state to send predators to a...
2014/04/01 20:10
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News Release: Department of Children and Families TALLAHASSEE – Local organizations are partnering to provide free developmental screenings to infants, toddlers and preschool children (ages six...
2014/04/01 19:36
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VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) -- A judge has set bond for a mother who drove her minivan into the ocean with her children inside. Ebony Wilkerson’s bond was set for more than $1 million Saturday. In...
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